Thursday, October 10, 2013

Bait and Switch

There is a typical game going on in both local and national government.  On the federal side the right wing nuts are pointing to the computer problems facing the millions who want to sign up for health insurance.  They say that proves Obamacare can't work.  But if one stops and thinks a little they are pushing the blame from corporate America to the government.  It is corporate America that was charged with building the complex programming that would handle the system.  As usual it isn't working as with most new systems.  But the poor design and execution is blamed on Obama.  It is like a sibling breaking a vase in grandma's house and blaming their sister.  Sometimes, I just can't understand how the voters can elect such idiots to office.

And then there are the religious fanatics who descended on the City Council to berate members there for letting Albuquerque be a 'slaughter house' for children for their questioning the constitutionality of the election to ban abortions in the city.  They are blaming the city council for clearly understanding the Supreme Court's ruling on the constitutionality of abortion rights.  And now they want to spend a million bucks to prove they can get the religious right to the polls to vote to ignore the constitution.  Sorry, that can't be done this way and it is a huge waste of money.  Any councillor who approves this election without first getting legal advice as to the legitimacy of such a law should be recalled.  Anyone want to organize this?  And where is the ACLU and other organizations that should be filing suit to stop this travesty?  

1 comment:

Bubba Muntzer said...

"Any councillor who approves this election" -- and any mayor -- ought also be tied to the fanatics behind it who are posting pictures online and handing out flyers picturing Albuquerque doctors who perform abortions and labeling them "killers."

This kind of irrational vitrol has led to the murder of doctors in New York and Kansas, to name the ones I can think of offhand.